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It’s spring: Wildlife activity on rise in Eastern Sierra

Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release With the warming weather and thawing snow, Mono County is experiencing an increase in wildlife activity. Although this trend extends through the entire county, Crowley Lake and June Lake have been the hot spots for bear activity. The bears are seeking food and are already damaging property and attempting to gain access […]

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“Uncharted territory” for bears and people

With a third drought in a row, Mammoth Wildlife Officer Steve Searles describes the current conditions as more like August than June, in terms of dryness and lack of natural food for the bears. Searles called it “uncharted territory.” He’s concerned for the bears and the community. Earlier, Searles had made it clear that he […]

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Bear in car caper

Imagine the shock for a Mammoth Lakes woman when she walked out to her car to go to working the morning, opened the passenger’s door and came face to face with a very big bear. She slammed the door shut. According to Mammoth Lakes Wildlife Officer Steve Searles, the bear had managed to open the […]

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Bear activity on rise in Mammoth Lakes

– Press release from the Mammoth Lakes Police Department: The black bears in the Mammoth Lakes area have become very active over the past few weeks and the drought conditions mean that there will be high activity for the next three months.   Recent sightings have been observed throughout Town, and second year cub has […]

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Animal reminders

Mammoth Lakes Police Department: ** NEWS  RELEASE **  Motorists Urged to Use Caution The Deer are Migrating in Full Force The Mammoth Lakes Police Department would like to caution motorists to be extra alert for migrating deer on Highway 395 and Highway 203.  Large numbers of deer are on the move at this time of […]

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Rob Motley at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

MCWD adapts to life with animals

NEWS RELEASE Mammoth Community Water District P.O. Box 597, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 (760) 934-2596 Fax: (760) 934-4080 For Immediate Release: March 21, 2013 Contact: Betty Hylton ext. 274 MCWD living with wildlife The Mammoth Community Water District Wastewater Treatment Plant is located on the edge of Jeffery pine forest and sagebrush scrub. This wild […]

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Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles

“Game on with the bears”

It seems like only yesterday that they went to sleep in their dens, but the bears of Mammoth Lakes have already come to life. Bear Man Steve Searles gave the Mammoth Town Council the wildlife word at their recent meeting. Searles said that the local bobcats and raccoons are doing fine. Deer have begun to […]

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Bad year for bears

Bad year for bears

The severe drought this year means little food for creatures.  Bears, desperate for something to eat, are causing problems in Mammoth Lakes.  Both the MLPD and the US Forest Service issued press releases about the situation and the important ways to deal with bears. ** NEWS  RELEASE ** MAMMOTH LAKES POLICE DEPARTMENT THE BEARS ARE […]

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